Vyhanaščanskija baloty

Country/territory: Belarus

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3 (2005)
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Area: 61,173 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high not assessed medium
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Site description
This is one of Belarus' largest complexes of small-leafed forest swamps, fens, bogs, river floodplains and shallow lakes.

Key biodiversity
The mix of inaccessible forests, river floodplains, open fens and highly-productive lakes defines large population sizes of several rare bird species. The unique nature of the site is underscored by presence of the last Polesian populations of Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa (6-10 pairs), as well as the West-European subspecies of Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus mayor (15-25 males). Regular breeding of several pairs of White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla has been recorded.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vyhanaščanskija baloty. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.